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A cold and unstable westerly flow affects the United Kingdom while a shallow low develops near Shetland this afternoon. That low fills slowly on Wednesday while a deeper low approaches the southwest from the Atlantic later.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, veering west or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West backing southwest, then veering northwest later, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate in east.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, perhaps thundery.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 or 6, increasing 7 at times near Rattray Head.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 4 or 5 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 5 or 6, backing southwesterly 4 or 5, then veering northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 to 7, backing westerly or southwesterly 4 or 5.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming smooth or slight later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly 6 to gale 8, veering northwesterly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time offshore.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing southwesterly 5 or 6, then veering northwesterly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers, squally at first, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West 6 to gale 8, veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough for a time offshore.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, backing southwest 3 or 4, then veering northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly veering northwesterly 6 to gale 8, increasing severe gale 9 at times in west.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough in lyme bay, otherwise rough or very rough, occasionally high west of Lands End.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing southwest 4 or 5, then becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in lyme bay, otherwise moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first near Isles of Scilly.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, becoming variable 3 or 4, then becoming northwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough at first in southwest.
    • Weather

      Showers then rain.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in southwest.
    • Weather

      Squally wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, then veering northwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Slight at first in north, otherwise moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, veering west or northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest 5 or 6, occasionally 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally slight later.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 or 6, veering northwest 6 to gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough in north, slight or moderate elsewhere.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough later in the North Channel.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Westerly or northwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, occasionally rough near Mull of Kintyre.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West veering northwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, veering westerly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 later in south.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming rough later in south.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly for a time, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in central areas.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southwest veering west or northwest 4 or 5, increasing 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in southwest.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwesterly backing westerly for a time, 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later in north.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, becoming high for a time in north.
    • Weather

      Thundery wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southeast becoming variable, 3 or 4, then becoming west or southwest 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Wintry showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle at time of issue: Nil

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 23:59 UTC Tue 25th Feb

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly south or southeast, 3 or 4
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Wintry showers later
    • Visibility

      Mainly good

    00:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      Southerly or southeasterly 3 or 4 veering westerly or southwesterly 5 or 6, occasionally 4 in south
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough
    • Weather

      Wintry showers
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

    • Wind

      West 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 at times with gusts to 55kt, veering northwest by late evening.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough to rough, increasing very rough to high in northwest during the afternoon.
    • Weather

      Showers, heavy and thundery at times, some with hail.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor.

    12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 to 7, backing west 4 to 6 by evening, then backing south around midnight, veering west 6 to gale 8 by dawn, then veering northerly 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate to rather rough with a low to moderate swell for a time late evening to late morning in southeast.
    • Weather

      Isolated showers, then rain at times from late evening, becoming persistent, locally heavy, for a time between midnight and dawn, then becoming fair by late morning.
    • Visibility

      Moderate to good, occasionally poor later.

    Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

12:00 UTC Tue 25th Feb – 11:59 UTC Wed 26th Feb

  • Wind

    West veering northwest later, 5 to 7, increasing gale 8 for a time later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough, occasionally high later in west.
  • Weather

    Thundery wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

12:00 UTC Wed 26th Feb – 11:59 UTC Thu 27th Feb

  • Wind

    West or northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times later.
  • Sea State

    Rough or very rough.
  • Weather

    Thundery wintry showers.
  • Visibility

    Good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 12:00 UTC on Tuesday 25th Feb by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).